I Want Revenge
|I Want Revenge|
|Sire||Stephen Got Even|
|Breeder||David J. Lanzman|
|Owner||David Lanzman Racing, Inc. & IEAH Stables|
|I Want Revenge is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Meguial by Stephen Got Even. He was born around 2006 in the United States, and was bred by David J. Lanzman.|
Gotham Stakes (2009)|
Wood Memorial Stakes (2009)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
I Want Revenge (foaled March 26, 2006 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who was one of the favorites to win the May 2, 2009 Kentucky Derby. He was sired by Grade I winner, Stephen Got Even, a son of 1992 American Horse of the Year and U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, A.P. Indy. His dam was the Argentine mare, Meguial, a daughter of Roy, an American-born Champion sire in Chile and Argentina.
Raced by his owner/breeder, David Lanzman, a former rock musician and businessman, I Want Revenge is trained by Jeff Mullins. At age two, the colt raced in California. His best stakes result was a runner-up to Pioneerof the Nile in the 2008 Grade I CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park. In 2009, he ran second to Pioneerof the Nile in the Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park. To this point, all of I Want Revenge's races had been on synthetic dirt but he was then sent to try running on the natural dirt tracks of the East Coast of the United States. At Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York he earned a very impressive victory in the Gotham Stakes, winning by 8½ lengths in stakes record time.
Following his win in the Gotham Stakes, owner/breeder David Lanzman sold a 50% interest in I Want Revenge to IEAH Stables.. In his next outing, on the same Aqueduct track, I Want Revenge gave what the track announcer called a remarkable performance in winning the Grade I Wood Memorial Stakes. The colt overcame a miscue at the starting gate that left him four lengths back of the field and then after he caught up, got trapped between horses. Heading for home, he was severely bumped as he moved between horses but burst through and pulled away to win by 1½ lengths.
Regular jockey Joseph Talamo has said that if he wins the Kentucky Derby aboard I Want Revenge, he is going to donate twenty-five percent of what he earns to the Children's Hospital in his native New Orleans that cares for all children, regardless of a family's ability to pay. He was scratched from the Kentucky Derby due to injury.